LJ Love: A Guide to the Perfect Valentine’s Day in Lake Jackson

It’s February, and we all know what that means! Love is in the air in Lake Jackson, Texas. From its scenic beauty, vibrant arts, culture scene, and cuisine, LJTX is a great place to be in love. That being said, it’s not always easy to figure out the perfect Valentine’s Day plans for you and your sweetie. In this blog, we give you some ideas about how to spend a perfect Valentine’s Day in LJ, no matter your interests. For the Outdoorsy Couple LJ is certainly a prime destination for outdoorsy folks and nature lovers. The lush, green landscaping, proximity to the Gulf Coast, and expertly curated trails make Lake Jackson the perfect place to celebrate you and your Valentine’s love of the outdoors.

Speaking of trails, what better way to start out your Valentine’s Day than with an afternoon bike ride on one of the city’s stunning hike and bike trails? Imagine leisurely riding your bike with your sweetheart underneath a canopy of Oak trees. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that. Some of LJ’s beautiful trails include Brazosport College, Oak Drive, Oyster Creek Drive, and several more. If the beach is more your speed, take advantage of LJ’s ideal location and take a drive out to Surfside or Quintana for a romantic walk on the shore. Once you’ve completed your bike ride through the city, or your trip to the coast, head to the park with a basket full of goodies from the Lake Jackson Farmers Market for a sunset picnic. Morrison Park at Shy Pond is a great destination to enjoy some delicious bites in the glow of golden hour with your love.  

For the Arts & Culture Lovers As committed as Lake Jackson is to preserving its natural beauty, Lake Jackson is equally as committed to offering opportunities to experience arts and culture. From the multitude of offerings at the Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences, to the Lake Jackson Historical Museum, to the world-class concert venue The Clarion, you’re certain to find a way to treat your artsy Valentine to a night they’ll never forget.  At The Center for the Arts & Sciences, you and your love can take an afternoon stroll through the Art Gallery, filled with beautiful works by local artists and international artists alike. New exhibits are introduced at the Art Gallery every few weeks, so there’s only a limited time to see the unique art that you and your date will get to enjoy together this Valentine’s Day.     After an afternoon at the Art Gallery, head downtown to The Local: Kitchen, Bar, and Bakery for a lovely dining experience. The Local is beloved by the artist community in LJ, and it’s not uncommon to run into local talent there or happen upon some live music inside or on the patio. After dinner, and maybe a ‘Sweetie’ cookie or two for your sweetie, move to Cork Wine Lounge for a night cap. The ambiance is sure to make this Valentine’s Day your most romantic yet.  

For the Foodies  For some, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a delicious, expertly prepared meal. If that sounds like your Valentine, Lake Jackson is the place to be. LJ has many restaurants, representing almost every type of cuisine and dining experience, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner out.  Start the night off with some tasty and unique refreshments at Poly Pop in downtown Lake Jackson. Their menu is fun and festive and will easily impress your favorite foodie. Additionally, Poly Pop’s Polynesian-inspired decor is beautifully selected and the lighting is dim and romantic, making it an excellent spot to start your Valentine’s date night.     Next, move to dinner at The Grape Taste. The Grape Taste is an upscale dining restaurant, offering customizable gourmet cheese plates, an extensive tapas menu, and expert steak menu. Lastly, you and your Valentine can walk around the corner to Brew-n-Bake, LJ’s favorite local coffee shop, for coffee and dessert. Its cozy vibe will be the perfect place to complete your night on the town.      Whatever you fancy, Lake Jackson is abundant with options for a fun and meaningful Valentine’s Day. So happy Valentine’s Day to the adventurers, arts and culture lovers, and foodies alike! We hope you celebrate by doing something you love with someone you love.

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